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Barbados PM comments on decriminalisation of marijuana

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The Barbados government says it will soon develop a framework for medical cannabis, even as it noted that decriminalisation of marijuana for recreational use will…

IMF says Barbados makes “excellent” start to re-vitalising ailing economy

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday said Barbados has made an excellent start in implementing its “ambitious and comprehensive economic reform programme” aimed at turning…

Minister King Addresses Potential NSC/Gymnasium Job Losses

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Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, has objected to an article which appeared in the Nation newspaper dated December 7, which implied…

Trump calls for Mueller probe to end

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President Donald Trump said Saturday that court filings in the Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen cases showed no collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and…

54 Earthquakes Rattles Caribbean In Less Than 24 hrs

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The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies, Saturday said that a burst of 54…

Huawei arrest: Justin Trudeau denies political motivation

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government had no involvement in the arrest of a top executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Meng Wanzhou…

Grenada Union president says latest offer is worse

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The President General of the Grenada technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU), Andre Lewis, Wednesday described the government’s new offer on pension and gratuity to…

IDB Mission Visits Skills For The Future Project At Daryll Jordan

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The Daryll Jordan Secondary School has received a passing grade by a review mission from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for agricultural projects it has…

BAMC should put better offer

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The Barbados Workers' Union is urging the Barbados Agricultural Management Corporation to put a better offer on the table for the retrenchment of sugar workers.…

George Bush Senior dies at the age of 94

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Former US President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94, his son George W Bush has announced. Bush Sr served as the…

Three receive islands' highest honours for independence '18

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Barbados has two new knights and one additional dame. Amongst the awardees for National Honours for Independence Day 2018, for extraordinary and outstanding achievement in…

Shooting and two dead bodies

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Police are investigating a shooting incident at Dover Beach in Christ Church Monday night around seven that left one man injured. Thirty-three year-old Justin Griffith…

SPORTS

Windies confirmed to play in Ireland

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West Indies have been confirmed to play in Ireland next Summer, as part of a major international men’s schedule in…

Windies lose warm-up behind Tamim, Sarkar centuries

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Hundreds by Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar trumped half-centuries from Shai Hope and Roston Chase, as West Indies lost their…

Gomes laments fall of Windies

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West Indies veteran Larry Gomes, has added his voice to the latest round of criticism levelled against the Caribbean side…

Schools' knockout basketball competition

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SJPI will meet Combermere in the final of schools knockout basketball competition. Playing at the YMCA courts, SJPI got the…

BCA cricket

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Sagicor Life UWI has extended their lead in the BCA elite division and are on course for another title, after…

RBC Classic at the Barbados Golf Club

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Former champion Simon Proverbs fired early warning shots on the first day of the 2018 RBC Classic at the Barbados…

Gayle cameo not enough to save Knights

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Superstar Chris Gayle sparkled but all too briefly as his Kerala Knights went down by 36 runs to West Indies…

Gabriel hits back after Mominul hundred inspires Bangladesh

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Mominul Haque struck his eighth Test hundred to equal the most for Bangladesh but West Indies hit back strongly in…

Challenor School celebrity cricket match

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A Guyana XI which included former west indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, defeated a Challenor XI in a celebrity cricket match…

Lights on

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The local football governing body has stepped-up to ensure that the issue of misusing the lights tokens will not affect…

Women's volleyball

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Chargers continue to be large and in charge of the division one women's volleyball competition, after registering another victory in…

BCA matches

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ICBL Empire's Kevin Stoute's five for 15 ripped the heart out Gladiola on the opening day of the seventh series…

BUSINESS

Employers Told: Allow Workers To Share Views And Opinions

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Employers have been told by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, to allow more freedom of expression in the workplace. The call…

Barbadian Businesses Told To Penetrate Caribbean Markets

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Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, addressing the ISO 20700 Standard in Management Consultancy Services Workshop. (S.Pilé/BGIS) Haiti, Suriname and Guyana have…

Good year for Fairmont Royal Pavilion

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Just weeks before the official start of the 2018 winter tourist season and the Fairmont Royal Pavilion is already putting plans in place for next…

Sold

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The Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) Tuesday said it had entered into an agreement to acquire Scotiabank’s banking operations in nine Caribbean countries. “This…

New Sandals GM

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A new general manager is at the helm of Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados. He is Ramel Sobrino. Mr. Sobrino, who recently celebrated his…

Record year for Fund Access

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The financing agency Fund Access is being asked to step up its game, even as it's on course for a record year of loan disbursements.…

Challenge launches business

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Over the past eight years, the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation ‘Twenty Dollar Challenge’ has been a launch pad for several young businesses in Barbados. CEO of…

BES says lower taxes will not lower prices

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President of the Barbados Economics Society Shane Lowe, sees potential investment and employment opportunities for local businesses, coming out of the recent announcement of a…

UWI hosting entrepreneurial clinics

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The University of the West Indies is putting systems in place to assist recently retrenched workers. Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Dr. Justin…

Less government bonds

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As of the end of this month, local commercial banks will be required to hold less government paper as securities. The Central Bank of Barbados…

Private sector see benefits in lower corporation taxes

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Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Ed Clarke believes the local private sector will benefit significantly from new tax measures announced by Prime Minister…

BITT in Montserrat.

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Local financial technology company BITT has been seeing continued success in showcasing its mobile payment solution 'M-Money' in Montserrat. In a statement, the company said…

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